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Sigil of Lucifer

From Season 5, Episode 2: "Good God, Y'All"

Dean has his ribs x-ray'd to see the protection sigils/symbols Castiel etched on him and Sam that were to hide them from angels - including Lucifer. Among the symbols along the sternum is this symbol:

sigil of lucifer

You can see it here on the x-ray:
xray lucifer sigil

Sigil of Lucifer (“Seal of Satan”)
The Sigil of Lucifer is a lesser known historical magical sigil used occasionally as an emblem by modern Satanists. The image originates in the sixteenth century Italian Grimoirium Verum, or “Grimoire of Truth.” Used in conjunction with other symbols, its original purpose of the sigil was to aid in a visual invocation of the angel Lucifer.

The figure is probably derived from an earlier work, most likely drawn from a magic square whose origins are now lost. The emblem is sometimes referred to as the “Seal of satan,” although this is not a historical usage.
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Some believe the sigil is an older symbol for Enki, one of the oldest Gods known to mankind, dating back over 12,000 years ago in the first human civilizations. Enki was known to be the leader of a group of Gods who came to aid humanity, offering knowledge and guidance. (more info at the link)

Not too much of a stretch to use a symbol of Lucifer in a spell to hide someone from Lucifer himself. Again, it's fun to see the graphic artists use very real sigils and have them match the scene!

Comments

mantriddrone
Sep. 2nd, 2014 05:49 am (UTC)
informative as usual. thanks